The 1-day 'Frailty in older people for the non-geriatrician' conference will bring together a panel of expert speakers from the geriatric medicine specialty to share presentations which will help other medical professionals to develop their knowledge and understanding.
It is increasingly apparent that many general or specialty physicians encounter frailty in their everyday and lack a full, comprehensive understanding of frailty and the older person. The concept of frailty gives us a sound scientific model to define a group of individuals in whom the goals of treatment are holistic and personalised and not disease-focused.
The outcome of the meeting will be to permit the attendee to identify frailty and appreciate its clinical implications for patient care.
Recognition and treatment of those living with frailty can have a significant impact on living better longer. The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) is the membership association for all professionals specialising in the healthcare of older people across the UK.
The BGS’ work in frailty is extensive and spans national research projects, publications (including Failing the frail, Fit for frailty part 1 and part 2 ) and a special interest group (Frailty and sarcopenia research).
Please also visit the BGS stand during the meeting for more information.